NCC's parking proposals, Mystery Shopping Awards, Christmas Windows and more

Our letter on your behalf to NCC's parking proposals
After surveying, meeting and polling town centre businesses to gather your views we have submitted an official letter to Northamptonshire County Council - to object to their proposed changes.
The principal concerns raised by businesses concerns the variation to the hours for all time limited pay and display bays, limited waiting bays, loading bays and permit holder bays. Currently restrictions apply from 8am-6pm, Monday to Saturday. Under the new proposals this would change to 7am-7pm, 7 days a week.
You can read the letter we have submitted on our BID website HERE.
Receipt of this letter has been acknowledged by Northamptonshire Highways, who have told us: "Thank you for your submission on behalf of the Northampton BID group, we will ensure the points raised are noted and included for consideration as part of the democratic decision making process."
Mystery shopping awards evening - still time to book
Have you RSVP'd for our Mystery Shopping awards and business event?
On Monday, 12th November we will be hosting our second Mystery Shopping Awards (pictured here is Yvonne from Voni Blu).
At this event, being held at The Platform on George Row, we will celebrate customer service excellence, present awards, recognise excellence and distribute your mystery shopping assessments, feedback and results.
This year we will have presentations about the importance of developing superior customer service for businesses in a town centre plus other relevant information to improve your business performance. Find out more and register by clicking HERE .
Christmas Windows - time to get creative
Make sure you sign up to take part in the BID’s new Christmas Windows Competition.
Our media partner will be the Chronicle & Echo, with the newspaper pledging to promote all the businesses that sign up, and their festive shop fronts, in the lead up to Christmas.
We will have one overall winner for the whole of the town centre, as well as street and area winners and we will be commissioning a photographer to take pictures of all the participating businesses.
Register by emailing before the 15th November 2018.
All windows need to be set up for the 15 th November 2018. Photos will be taken on 16 th November 2018 .
BID Meeting - Wednesday, 24th October, 7.30am-9am
Our monthly meeting will take place, as usual, in our BID offices - 2nd Floor, Town Centre House, 7-8 Mercers Row, Northampton, NN1 2QL. (in the same building as the Citizens Advice Bureau).
Register your interest by emailing or simply pop in and meet the team.
Dates for your diary
  • 22nd-28th October: St Crispin Fair in the town centre
  • Wednesday, 24th October: BID monthly meeting
  • Wednesday, 21st November, 6pm-7.30pm: BID monthly meeting
  • Saturday 24th November, 12noon-4pm: PAW Patrol meet and greet shoppers in Market Walk Shopping Centre, courtesy of Northampton town centre BID. This will be followed by the official lights switch-on, on the Market Square.
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